Last Updated : 23-04-2014 18:23

 
 

Opinion

Massacre of Democracy in Egypt

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Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi democratically elected by at least 13 million people was unseated by an infamous military coup of his appointed defence minister

Listen! We’re making far too much noise

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 I was talking to a salesman at a music instruments shop in Colombo 10 the other day

Polarisation and ‘infrastructure invasion’

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) swept all five districts in the Northern Provincial Council in the polls held on Saturday.

Editorial-Give the people a credible alternative

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History has clearly shown that one of the vital factors for a vibrant democracy is a strong Opposition which plays not only an active but a pro-active role

BETRAYAL MOST FOUL

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The military defeat of the LTTE Terrorists in May 2009 did not bring in its wake a return to decency; a return of standards or good governance that we once stupidly took for granted.

NORTHERN PC: LESSON TO LEARN, LANDMINE TO AVOID

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Having been in my early 30s, a Minister in the North-East Provincial Council a quarter century ago – I resigned within six months – I remember how easily it can all go wrong and what the landmines are.

Questions over amnesty period granted for Wildlife offences

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Following a press briefing by the Minister of Wildlife Conservation Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa, environmentalists expressed their concern and disbelief over the recent decisions taken by the Minister.

Sunila Abeysekera, Comrade, Fearless Defender, Activist and a Feminist

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Virginia Woolf said “As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.”  
The whole world was Sunila Abeysekera’s country as she....

Encountering political reality, at last! - Editorial

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Further to what we said about the first would be Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), needless to say that an optimist would see the results of the NPC election as a golden opportunity for the....

PC Polls; First Reactions of the main parties

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In a response to the election results, Chief Government Whip and Senior Minister, Dinesh Gunawardane said the people had once again endorsed the government’s programmes by giving a thumping majority in the Central and North western provinces.

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